|I found my inspiration for this lesson at Deep Space Sparkle. It’s the end of the school year, and while this project looks fantastic on regular white paper, I needed to go a step further to really grab my 6th graders’ attention! So, I created my sample on aluminum foil with colorful Sharpies. The result.… my students said this was their favorite art project this year!|
- Cardboard or tag board (We used file folders — opened, cut on the fold and trimmed to a rectangle.)
- White paper the same size as your cardboard
- Heavy duty aluminum foil, slightly larger than your cardboard
- Tape (any kind)
- Sharpies (or other permanent markers), in a variety of colors
1. On your paper, draw 3 or more large stick figures in action poses.
2. Draw an outline around your stick figures to create some “Keith Haring-like” people.
3. Cover your cardboard with aluminum foil, taping the foil to the back.
4. Now tape your drawing to the front, on top of the foil.
5. Trace over your drawing with pencil, leaving an impression in the foil.
6. Carefully remove your drawing.
7. Next, use a black Sharpie to outline your figures on the foil.
8. Fill in the figures with solid, bright colors.
9. Finally, add “echo lines” around each figure, varying the colors, thickness and types of lines. Keep adding more echo lines until you’ve filled in all of the negative space around your figures!